The PAS Meeting brings together thousands of pediatricians and other health care providers united by a common mission: improve the health and well-being of children worldwide. This international gathering includes researchers, academics, as well as clinical care providers and community practitioners. Presentations cover issues of interest to generalists as well as topics critical to a wide array of specialty and sub-specialty areas.
The PAS Meeting is hosted by four pediatric societies:
- Academic Pediatric Association nurtures the academic success and career development of child health professionals engaged in research, advocacy, improvement science and educational scholarship to enhance the health and well-being of all children.
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
- American Pediatric Society (APS) is an organization dedicated to the advancement of child health through the promotion of pediatric research, recognition of achievement, and cultivation of excellence in pediatrics through advocacy, scholarship, education and leadership development and to honor those who, by their contributions to pediatrics, have aided in its advancement.
- Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) is a society whose mission is to create a multi-disciplinary network of diverse researchers to improve child health. SPR’s vision is connecting, collaborating, and catalyzing the conduct of pediatric research. Specifically SPR works to:
CONNECT: Facilitate active communications among and between researchers
COLLABORATE: Promote research collaborations through mentoring and knowledge sharing
CATALYZE RESEARCH: Advocate for funding and policies supportive of research